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Commendation for off-duty special constable who rushed to aid of cyclist in 'urgent need of help' in Windsor

Commendation for off-duty special constable who rushed to aid of cyclist in 'urgent need of help' in Windsor

Tara O'Connor

Commendation for off-duty special constable who rushed to aid of cyclist in 'urgent need of help' in Windsor

An off-duty police special constable has been commended for rushing to the aid of a cyclist in 'urgent need of help'

Special Constable Matthew Wells-Cole was commended by Thames Valley Police’s Chief Constable Francis Habgood on Tuesday.

On September 6, SC Wells-Cole was driving home from Maidenhead Police Station when he saw someone flagging down cars in Helsdon Lane, Windsor.

When he stopped, he found a cyclist had collapsed and was lying in a ditch at the roadside

He called 999 and started administering CPR until paramedics arrived.

The cyclist, a 53-year-old man, had suffered a cardiac arrest and later died in hospital.

SC Wells-Cole, who has been a special constable since May last year, said: “I did what anyone else would have done in such a situation.”

He was recognised for ‘acting with integrity and taking control of a situation when a member of the public was in urgent need of help’.

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